Weekly Refresh: Another Packed Week of LA Tech Fundings

From e-sports to e-commerce, a handful of LA tech startups raised funding last week.

Written by Gordon Gottsegen
Published on Oct. 28, 2019
Weekly Refresh: Another Packed Week of LA Tech Fundings
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Modern Animal raised a $13.5 million seed funding round. Modern Animal is a new kind of veterinary service that combines a network of vets with a modern tech platform. This gives clients 24/7 access to vets, telemedicine services and the ability to book appointments online. The company is going to launch its first pet clinic in LA in early 2020. [Built In LA]

EV Connect closed its $12 million Series B. This brings the company’s total funding to $25 million. EV Connect has created software to help site owners monitor and manage their electric vehicle charging stations, but it also created an app for drivers to find nearby charging stations. [Built In LA]

U-Nest announced its $2 million seed funding round. The company created an app that makes it easier for families to save for college. The new funding will be used to scale outreach across the country. [Press release]

Flip Fit launched with $3.75 million in seed funding. Flip is part fashion shopping app and part social media platform. Users can see how clothes look on influencers or their friends in the app and then order the clothes to try on at home. The company works with over 100 clothing brands. [Press release]

GreenPark Sports announced an $8.5 million seed funding round. GreenPark Sports is led by a group of accomplished tech entrepreneurs, including YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn and Blitz co-founder Ken Martin. GreenPark Sports develops e-sports mobile apps and games. [Press release]

SF-based HelloOffice expands to LA after $6.5 million financing. HelloOffice is a commercial real estate brokerage. It started in San Francisco in 2016, but after raising new financing, it’s ready to expand into its first new market. [TechCrunch]

TikTok competitor Triller raised $28 million. Triller is based in San Francisco with an office in LA. Triller is a music video sharing social media platform, like TikTok. It’s reportedly valued at $130 million. [Wall Street Journal]

SpeedWeed launched its e-commerce platform. The platform allows people to purchase directly from cannabis brands. SpeedWeed originally launched as a marijuana delivery service in 2011. [Press release]

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